Republicans have tried to use the classified documents “scandals” that are trying to hurt Biden, but a new poll shows that voters do not seem to care.
Via: CNN from their latest poll:
But the poll also suggests that news about the discovery of the documents has had little impact so far on the president’s base view. Biden’s approval rating in the new survey is 45% approval to 55% disapproval, little changed from CNN’s December poll, in which 46% approved of his handling of the presidency.
And the general view of Biden personally has not changed much. The new poll pegs his approval rating at 40% favorable to 54% unfavorable, about the same as the 42% favorable to 52% unfavorable read in December.
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What is very interesting about the CNN poll is that it reveals that Trump has been more hurt with the Republicans in his scandal of classified documents than Biden has been hurt with the Democrats:
CNN Poll: The history of classified documents has no impact on Biden’s approval rating, but it does damage to Trump among Republicans. pic.twitter.com/ruVUNP8LfG
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 25, 2023
The vote is coming in and the American people are seeing a difference between Biden and Trump’s handling of classified documents. Voters are more inclined to think that Trump has done something criminal, and with an open Republican presidential primary being launched later this year, a considerable number of Republicans could be looking for a reason to support someone other than Trump.
House Republicans are willing to launch a bunch of investigations that most voters don’t seem to care about, which is not only a bad formula for the presidential race, but may also cost the GOP the House in 2024.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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